Oceania says will not get World Cup vote

Wellington: Oceania will not have a vote in Thursday`s decision on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts after suspended delegate Reynald Temarii decided to appeal his ban, the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) said.

Temarii was suspended, along with Amos Adamu of Nigeria, following an investigation by Britain`s Sunday Times newspaper which alleged they were prepared to sell their votes for cash.

"FIFA has outlined that Oceania`s sole spot on the FIFA Executive Committee is not considered vacant as long as the appeal process is still open," the OFC said on Wednesday.

"Therefore, Acting OFC President David Chung will not be able to replace Mr. Temarii on the FIFA Executive until such time

Bureau Report

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